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    Best and Worst Resume Keywords

    Recruiters do not always look for candidates for a single position. They generally try to hire for several positions at the same. Therefore, they may not always know the details of every position as much as the hiring manager does. Instead, they only know the basics and use certain keywords to look for candidates. As …

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    12 Resume Tips to Snag Your Dream Job

    “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”– George Bernhard Shaw, author

     

    Employers look for someone who offers the “whole package” when hiring. An applicant who has the skills, expertise, and experiences to meet the complex challenges their company faces. “Soft skills” such as integrity, accountability, common sense, motivation, energy, enthusiasm for …

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    Do’s and Don’ts of Resumes

    Your resume is the key when you apply for a job. If it doesn’t stand out from the rest of the candidates, your chance of getting invited for an interview is very low. This week, I am going to discuss with you what you should list and what you should not list in your resume …

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    Jump Over the Biggest Job Search Hurdle

    The job market is rough these days. Well, perhaps that is an understatement. And, because of this, all of the traditional bottlenecks of a job search have gotten much harder.

    So, today, we are going to walk through two very simple strategies, nearly guaranteed to get you through the most intense job search bottleneck.

    What …

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    How to Take Your Resume From “Blah” to “Wow”

    It seems so simple, doesn’t it? After all, who better knows where you’ve been and what you’ve done than you?  Open up your Word file and dump all that information into a pleasing format, forward it to a prospective employer or two, then sit back and wait for the phone to ring.

    Before you hit …

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    Strong Personal Mission Statement Works Like A Career GPS

    In order to bridge the gap from college to your first career you need to know yourself; what you bring to the table and what drives you, what you value and what you can do that adds value.  All of this should be succinctly crafted into a personal mission statement. Eric Hellweg who writes for …

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    Posted in Articles, brand matchup, Brand Yourself As, Career Development, gen-y, Marketing, Networking, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    4 Common Resume Personal Branding Mistakes

    As we discussed in my 7/16/12 column, your resume brands you, whether you like it or not.

    As TheLadders.com recent eye mapping study so clearly showed us, resume readers make a decision within the first 4 – 6 seconds if your resume bears further review … or if seems like a miss and headed for …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding

    What’s Up with the One Page Resume Rule?

    There’s a bit of conventional wisdom out there about how long a resume should be.  Many career advisers, resume writing books and websites, and even some blogs suggest that people should keep their resume to one single page.  Job seekers shrink their font sizes, decrease their margins, and use other tricks to try and force …

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    Your Resume Brands You – Whether It’s Managed or Not

    If you’re searching for a job, your resume is your personal brand, like it or not.

    I’ve talked to candidates who have refused to brand themselves – They felt branding was for products, not people.

    While I can appreciate that candidates don’t like the idea of marketing themselves like a cheeseburger or insurance policy, you …

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    3 Reasons Your Resume Brands You As A Commodity

    You wouldn’t describe yourself as a commodity, would you?

    You especially wouldn’t describe yourself as a commodity when looking for a job – Who would say in a job interview, “You should hire me because I’m exactly the same as everyone else?”

    So you’re probably thinking, “I’d never write a resume that makes me look …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Job Search, Personal Branding, Reputation Management
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